Weekly Report – October 26
GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM REPORT
THIS WEEK'S GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM REPORT
This week, we continued to monitor antisemitism around the world while advocating for more actions to be made.
Less than three weeks after the slaughter of 1,400 Israelis by Hamas and the IDF seemingly poised to enter Gaza at any moment, incidents of antisemitism across the globe are proliferating at a rapid pace that shows no signs of abating.
Despite the irrefutable evidence of Hamas’ barbaric crimes against humanity, including gruesome pictures and videos, as well as harrowing firsthand accounts, a concerted effort is underway by anti-Israel organizations, abetted by some media outlets, to downplay or deny the full scope and nature of the horrors that transpired. This cynical campaign is the newest manifestation of antisemitism, and its effects are being felt by Jewish communities the world over.
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council on Tuesday that Hamas’ action did not “occur in a vacuum.” Such rationalizations are intolerable, and the Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) joined Israel’s UN ambassador in calling for Guterres’ immediate resignation.
In Miami Beach, Florida, a man was arrested after telling a security guard “I’m with Hamas” and threatening to bomb a Jewish school. In New York City, a man punched a subway passenger, and told her it was because “You are Jewish.” Across the United States and Europe, there were dozens of cases of people tearing down posters with information about Israeli women and children held hostage by Hamas in Gaza.
In the UK, a London Tube driver was suspended after he appeared to lead passengers in a chant of “Free Palestine.” In Germany, the number of antisemitic incidents has jumped by a shocking 240% compared to the same period last year, with 91% of incidents involving hatred of Israel. In France, a Lyon synagogue was vandalized with Arabic graffiti that reading “Victory to our brothers in Gaza.” In the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla, hundreds of rioters attacked a synagogue, shouting “murderous Israel,” while worshippers were inside.
On college campuses in the U.S., Jewish students and faculty were targeted with relentless intimidation attempts. At UC Davis, a faculty advisor called for violence against “Zionists.” A union representing 23,000 faculty members in the City University of New York (CUNY) system was accused of sending out emails promoting anti-Israel rallies using antisemitic language. At Duke University, an East Campus bridge was vandalized with the genocidal phrase “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”
CAM is proud to stand with all Israelis and Diaspora Jews at this perilous moment in history. To support Israel in this hour of dire need, CAM has launched an Israel Emergency Support Fund, raising almost $740,000 so far. Your donations are being matched by CAM donors and will have a powerful impact in providing urgent aid to those affected by Hamas’ assault on Israel.
THIS WEEK’S GLOBAL ANTISEMITISM REPORT highlights 146 new reports of antisemitic incidents. The total includes 49 (33.56%) from the far-right, 38 (26.03%) from the far-left, 46 (30.87%) with Islamist motivations, and 13 (8.9%) unidentifiable in nature.
‘I’M WITH HAMAS,’ SAYS MAN ACCUSED OF THREATENING TO BOMB JEWISH SCHOOL IN MIAMI BEACH, ACCORDING TO POLICE
By ROSH LOWE
A homeless man was arrested Tuesday after police said he told a security guard that he was a member of the terrorist group Hamas and was attempting to bomb a Jewish school in Miami Beach.
MAN ATTACKS WOMAN IN POSSIBLE ANTISEMITIC ATTACK INSIDE MANHATTAN TRAIN STATION
By ABC NEW YORK
Police are looking for a man they say attacked a woman in a hate crime incident in Manhattan. It happened Saturday, October 14 inside of the 42nd Street and Lexington Avenue Subway Station in Midtown, where authorities say a 29-year-old female was punched in the face by an unknown male. According to authorities, when the victim asked the attacker why he punched her, he responded, because "you are Jewish" before fleeing the scene.
CALIFORNIA: BEVERLY HILLS DOCTOR ANDREW THIERRY IS FIRED OVER 'DISTURBING ANTISEMITIC' POSTS
By NOA HALFF
A Beverly Hills radiologist was fired over disturbing anti-Semitic social media posts, including one in which he called Zionists 'genocidal, demonic, greedy, pedophilic r****ds.' Dr. Andrew Thierry, 46, was let go from his position as Chief Medical Officer of ExpertMRI after they were made aware of his inflammatory comments.
'NO WONDER HITLER WANTED RID OF THEM': CITIBANK FIRES GLAMOROUS BANKER AFTER SHE POSTED VILE ANTISEMITIC POST ABOUT JEWISH PEOPLE AFTER HAMAS TERROR ATTACKS
PHILLY INQUIRER APOLOGIZES FOR PUBLISHING EDITORIAL CARTOON WITH ‘ANTISEMITIC TROPES’: ‘WE HEAR THE OUTCRY’
NEW JERSEY: JEWISH POLICE OFFICER NOTIFIES TRENTON OF INTENT TO SUE AFTER ANTISEMITIC SANTA DOLL LEFT ON DESK
MASSACHUSETTS: WOMAN IN CHESTNUT HILL SPOTTED REMOVING POSTERS OF ISRAELI CHILDREN KIDNAPPED HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED
BRIAN ROMERO, THE LONG TIME CHIEF OF STAFF TO ASSEMBLYMEMBER JESSICA GONZALEZ ROJAS: ‘RESISTANCE IS JUSTIFIED’
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL ASKED JEWISH STUDENTS NOT TO TALK ABOUT ANTISEMITIC HARASSMENT AFTER CLASSMATE ALLEGEDLY SAID ‘KILL ALL JEWS’
CALIFORNIA: SAN CARLOS NEIGHBORS SAY MORE ANTISEMITIC FLYERS LEFT IN THEIR COMMUNITY OVER THE WEEKEND
LEADERS OF GROUPS BEHIND LONDON PRO-PALESTINIAN MARCH HAVE LINKS TO HAMAS
By DAVID ROSE
This weekend’s rally, due to set off from Marble Arch on Saturday, is expected to be larger than the protests attended by tens of thousands last weekend, where there was open support for the terrorists. Six campaign groups are organising the march. Leaders in four of them — the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), the Friends of al-Aqsa, the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) and the Palestinian Forum for Britain (PFB) — have had apparent ties with Hamas or have expressed sympathy for its views.
AS PRO-HAMAS RIOTING FLARES IN BERLIN, ANTISEMITIC INCIDENTS IN GERMANY CLIMB 240% IN WAKE OF ISRAEL MASSACRE
By BEN COHEN
The number of antisemitic incidents in Germany in the week that followed the Oct. 7 Hamas pogrom in southern Israel increased by an eye-watering 240 percent compared with the same period last year, according to data published by the Federal Association of Antisemitism Research and Information Centers (RIAS), a government funded body, on Thursday. A full 91 percent of the incidents recorded were rooted in hatred of Israel, RIAS said.
PRO-HAMAS RALLY IN TORONTO
By DOCUMENTING ANTISEMITISM
Videos posted online Saturday show hundreds of protesters waving Palestinian flags outside of Cafe Landwer at University Avenue and Adelaide Street while chanting “boycott.”
JEWISH INSTITUTIONS IN FRANCE GET MORE POLICE PROTECTION AFTER RISE IN ANTISEMITIC ATTACKS
By SHIRLI SITBOIN
The number of antisemitic attacks in France has risen sharply since Hamas attacked Israel. Interior minister Gerald Darmanin, who has been updating figures almost daily, said on Tuesday that 327 antisemitic acts are being investigated and 183 people have been arrested. “Don’t be afraid. If anyone touched a hair of a Jewish person, the state will act in the strongest manner,” he said. “You pray for France’s security on every Saturday. It’s only natural that the state protects you in turn.”
JOURNALISTS COVER MOUTHS AS THEY WITNESS DEPTHS OF HAMAS DEPRAVITY
By ORLANDO RADICE
In one piece of footage, a Hamas terrorist screams "Allah Akhbah" as he tries to behead a dead man with a shovel. Another clip shows terrorists entering a house and talking to each other as a small girl, aged around eight, hides under a table. One of them proceeds to shoot her dead. These clips were among the shocking footage shown to international journalists by the Israeli government on Monday to underscore the depravity of the terrorists who carried out the October 7 massacres. The reporters and news-gatherers could be seen holding their stomachs and covering their mouths as they watched the footage, which was deemed to grisly to release publicly.
MOB ATTACKS SYNAGOGUE IN SPANISH TERRITORY
Hundreds of pro-Palestine rioters attacked a synagogue in the Spanish enclave of Melilla in North Africa while worshippers were inside Wednesday evening, according to Spanish media reports. The rioters shouted “murderous Israel” in front of the Or Zaruah Synagogue and waved Palestinian flags until police dispersed them, a report in the newspaper El Independente said.
A HOTEL IN BARCELONA OWNED BY A JEWISH BUSINESSMAN IS BEING PROTESTED BY CROWDS CHARGING ISRAEL WITH GENOCIDE
WEST BANK PALESTINIANS DEMONSTRATE IN SUPPORT OF HAMAS AND ITS TERROR ATROCITIES
By PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH
Hamas has been popular in both Gaza and the West Bank for years. In the most recent poll measuring political support taken by the “Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research” published in June, Hamas was the most popular Palestinian political party if legislative elections were held. In an election for president, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh would defeat PA leader Mahmoud Abbas 56% to 33%. Ominously, both would be defeated by terrorist prisoner Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences for murder.
HAMAS OFFICIAL OSAMA HAMDAN TO AL-JAZEERA TV AFTER GAZA HOSPITAL BLAST: THE HOLOCAUST PERPETRATED IN GAZA PUTS HITLER'S HOLOCAUST, WHICH ISRAELIS WHINE ABOUT, TO SHAME
TURKEY: TKP CENTRAL COMMITTEE STATES - 'THEY WON’T BE ABLE TO DEFAME THE RIGHTEOUS RESISTANCE OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE'
TURKEY AKP MEMBER: ‘ONCE AGAIN, I COMMEMORATE HITLER WITH MERCY. ONLY ONCE THE WORLD IS CLEANSED OF JEWS WILL THERE BE PEACE AND TRANQUILITY’
CUNY ACCUSED OF PROMOTING PRO-PALESTINIAN RALLIES, USING ANTISEMITIC LANGUAGE
By MELISSA KOENIG
A union representing 23,000 faculty members in the City University of New York system is accused of sending out emails to its members promoting anti-Israel rallies using antisemitic language. Veteran law professor Jeffrey Lax, who runs SAFE Campus — which advocates for Zionist Jews in the CUNY system — showed The Post two emails sent to the Professional Staff Congress-CUNY union promoting these events.
PENN INVESTIGATING ANTISEMITIC VANDALISM NEXT TO AEPI HOUSE AS POTENTIAL HATE CRIME
By HOPE SHERIDAN AND PAIGE RAWISZER
A vacant property run by Campus Apartments — next door to the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity chapter house at 4040 Walnut St. — was vandalized with antisemitic graffiti on Friday night. The graffiti, found by members of AEPi around 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 20, read “The Jews R Nazis.” It has since been covered with duct tape and AEPi has contacted the University’s Division of Public Safety to investigate.
COOPER UNION JEWISH STUDENTS ATTACKED BY PRO-PALESTINIAN STUDENT GROUP
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
At the Cooper Union College in New York, several Orthodox Jewish students were trapped in the library as a mob gathered behind the door and chanted "Free Palestine."
VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY MAN IS FILMED RIPPING DOWN POSTERS OF ISRAELI CHILDREN KIDNAPPED BY HAMAS TERRORISTS
ANTI-ISRAEL RALLY: STUDENT AT ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY SAYS ‘ WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHY HAMAS ACTS THE WAY IT DOES’
GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY: STUDENTS ARE PROJECTING HORRIFYING MESSAGES ONTO A SCHOOL LIBRARY BUILDING GLORIFYING HAMAS TERRORISTS
Analysis & op-eds
DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS ARE ‘INDOCTRINATING’ YOUNG AMERICANS WITH ANTI-ISRAEL HATE IN ‘MORAL MONSTROSITY’
By CONGRESSMAN RITCHIE TORRES
government & policy update
CAM URGES NATIONAL AND LOCAL LEADERS WORLDWIDE TO FOLLOW AUSTRIA’S LEAD IN BANNING GENOCIDAL ‘FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA’ SLOGAN
The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) warmly welcomed Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer’s announcement on Wednesday that a common anti-Israel slogan– “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” — will be considered as a murder threat in Austria and prosecuted as a criminal offense. “I urge other national and local leaders across the globe to follow Chancellor Nehammer’s lead and take this important step to protect Jewish communities from the violent incitement that we have seen an explosion of over the past two and half weeks," CAM CEO Sacha Roytman Dratwa stated.
BIDEN HIGHLIGHTS DANGERS OF RISING ANTISEMITISM AND ISLAMOPHOBIA
By TIMES OF ISRAEL
“We cannot give up on peace. We cannot give up on a two-state solution,” Biden says toward the end of his address to the nation. “Israel and the Palestinians equally deserve to live in safety, dignity and peace,” he says. “Here at home, we have to be honest with ourselves. In recent years, too much hate has given too much oxygen, fueling racism, the rise of antisemitism, and Islamophobia right here in America,” he says.
SENATORS TO INTRODUCE NEW BIPARTISAN CAMPUS ANTISEMITISM RESOLUTION
By MARC ROD
Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Jacky Rosen (D-NV) are set to introduce a resolution today condemning antisemitism on college campuses, which has exploded following the Oct. 7 Hamas terror attack on Israel, Jewish Insider has learned. The Blackburn/Rosen resolution states that the rise in antisemitic incidents on campus has created “an atmosphere of fear for Jewish students and faculty” and that “acts of hate, discrimination, and violence based on religion or ethnicity have no place at institutions that exist to further education and understanding between diverse student bodies.”
ISRAELI ANTISEMITISM ENVOY CALLS ON WHITE HOUSE TO STRENGTHEN POSITION ON IHRA, ANTI-ZIONISM
By MARC ROD
SENATOR TIM SCOTT INTRODUCES LEGISLATION TO DEFUND COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES THAT PROMOTE ANTISEMITISM
PRESIDENT OF EUROPEAN JEWISH CONGRESS PRAISES PORTUGAL FOR ‘DOING WELL IN FIGHT AGAINST ANTISEMITISM’
FOLLOWING TERRORIST ATTACK ON ISRAEL, TREASURY SANCTIONS HAMAS OPERATIVES AND FINANCIAL FACILITATORS
ISRAEL-GAZA CONFLICT – UK FAITH LEADERS CONDEMN ANTISEMITISM AND CALL FOR SOLIDARITY BETWEEN FAITH COMMUNITIES
By ANGLICAN CHURCH
Archbishop Justin Welby, Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra and Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg stood together outside Lambeth Palace and delivered statements calling for solidarity and unity between communities in the UK, and rejecting any form of hatred or discrimination. Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra is a scholar and imam from Leicester, and a former Assistant Secretary-General of the Muslim Council of Britain. Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg is the Senior Rabbi of Masorti Judaism UK, and Rabbi of the New North London Synagogue.